In less than two weeks, the Milwaukee Brewers will be playing a baseball game. The Crew’s first matchup of Spring Training is against the new-look Chicago White Sox on February 28th at 2:05 CST.
Spring Training is a great time to get a feel for who will be on the Opening Day roster, but who are some under-the-radar players to keep an eye on that probably aren’t major league ready quite yet?
Brewers Prospect To Watch At Spring Training: Garrett Mitchell
Milwaukee’s most recent first-round draft pick won’t make this year’s major league squad, but this doesn’t mean we can’t be excited to watch all those tools that make Garrett Mitchell so special on full display. MLB Pipeline had the UCLA product ranked as the sixth-best 2020 Draft prospect and the Brewers snagged him with the 20th-overall pick.
Simply put, the Brewers’ best prospect can do it all. He has tremendous speed, a cannon for an arm and a bat that is continually getting better. In his three years as a Bruin, Mitchell slashed .327/.391/.478 with six home runs, 15 triples, 24 doubles and 94 runs scored. His junior season was cut short due to COVID-19, but he was on track to have another stellar season in Los Angeles. Mitchell closed the year on a 10-game hitting streak and was struck out only three times in 62 at-bats, making him the 12th hardest batter to strike out in the NCAA.
We don’t like to speculate, but it wouldn’t be far-fetched to say that he’s ready to get back on the diamond. It will be Mitchell’s first professional game action come Spring as the Brewers opted not to add any of their five draftees from last year to the team’s Alternate Training Site roster last year.
He was also limited at the Fall Instructional League as he sustained a quad injury while there. Garrett Mitchell is beyond ready to get back in action and fans should be equally as eager to see him play.